The execution of James Connolly has a particularly poignancy in the story of the Easter Rising. He was so badly wounded in the thigh during Easter (...)

Thomas J Clarke was, at 59, the elder statesman of Irish republicanism when he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising, in 1916. The man who(...)

1859: The young people are coming home to us In its first editorial on Christmas, in 1859, The Irish Times set the pattern for many future ones Th(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton and manager Jim Gavin with the Sam Maguire trophy on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

“Dublin. The city that fought an empire” was the message on a fan’s T-shirt at the homecoming for the victorious Dublin senior footballers. The GAA(...)

Kevin Gaffney at work

Dublin artist Kevin Gaffney has been awarded one of five Sky Academy Arts Scholarships. The scholarships are open to artists aged 18-30 in the UK a(...)

This week’s visit was Enda Kenny’s third  to the United States this year, and he is due back in New York  in November for a business dinner. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny wrapped up a speech to a group of Irish millennial emigrants at a reception in New York City on Tuesday night, telling them that (...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jones (pictured), new research has established.

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jo(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks during the annual  Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described the 1916 Proclamation as unfinished business and said his party will continue to seek “a New Republic with (...)

Jack O’Connor: said there was a “compelling case” for alleviating the tax burden on lower to middle-income families

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has said his union is engaged in a major drive for pay increases for members across the private sector in a move to reco(...)